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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 5, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 5, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. Today we saw images of what may be the rear housing of the iPhone 5S - yes, already. There aren't too many differences between it and the rear housing for the iPhone 5, but there are enough to make the images noteworthy. The high-end HTC M7 is rumored for a Q1 2013 release, and it appears that HTC wants it to get on shelves before Samsung launches the Galaxy S IV, while Samsung's iPhone 5-bashing Galaxy S III commercial was named that most viral tech ad of 2012.

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Xbox SmartGlass updated and stretched for iPhone 5

Xbox SmartGlass updated and stretched for iPhone 5

This week the folks behind Xbox SmartGlass have made a big update for those of you working with the iPhone 5. This update includes some ever-so-slight bumps to the top and bottom of the display so that you're not working with an iPhone 4-sized user interface and you'll find all of your favorite features from the previous version still very much in-tact. This update to Xbox SmartGlass also brings a collection of bug fixes to both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4/4S.

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Xbox Surface 7-inch tablet rumors reappear ahead of Xbox 720

Xbox Surface 7-inch tablet rumors reappear ahead of Xbox 720

Chatter of a 7-inch Xbox Surface tablet has reawakened, with sources claiming Microsoft is currently working in the initial hardware planning stages for a gaming-centric slate built on a custom Windows OS. The planned tablet is broadly in line with leaked specifications back in June, so insiders tell The Verge, though whether it runs a custom ARM processor or a new Intel SoC could depend on how well Intel can wow Microsoft. Unlike the first Surface tablet, which attempts a broad range of tasks, the Xbox Surface will be focused on gaming.

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Xbox SmartGlass makes Android app debut on Windows 8 day

Xbox SmartGlass makes Android app debut on Windows 8 day

It's time for the next generation for Microsoft in so many more ways than one, hitting right this moment on all cylinders with the first iteration of Xbox SmartGlass for Android. Of course this isn't related directly to Windows 8, but the release day - today, of all days - has us rather certain it wasn't a coincidence. Feel free to expect a continued barrage of news bits and releases from Microsoft as they keep their press boat afloat now that Windows 8 is rocking and rolling for real.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 23, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening folks. We had a whopper of a day, what with Apple announcing a ton of new products and all. You can find all of our coverage of today's Apple news in our event round-up or by checking out our Apple Portal. Don't forget about our hands-on with the bite-sized iPad Mini, the ridiculously thin iMac, and the long-awaited 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display. You can even watch a video of the entire event if you missed it earlier, so be sure to have a look at that.

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Xbox SmartGlass hits October 26

Xbox SmartGlass hits October 26

Microsoft's SmartGlass second-screen for Xbox 360 will launch on October 26 alongside Windows 8, turning tablets and smartphones into companion displays for gaming, entertainment, and more on the console. The free app will eventually be offered for Windows 8 and RT tablets and PCs, Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android devices, with the ability to control multimedia playback and web browsing from your gadget - working with the new Internet Explorer for Xbox arriving in the latest Xbox 360 dashboard update - in addition to showing stats and bios for sports games and movies, and of course integrating with games like Forza Horizon and Halo Waypoint.

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Xbox SmartGlass SDK now available to developers

Xbox SmartGlass SDK now available to developers

Microsoft’s SmartGlass aims to use your smartphone or tablet as a second screen in the Xbox 360 gaming experience, and the company has now released the SDK that will allow developers to build the functionality into their games. The SDK is now available on the Game Developer Network for registered partners, and Microsoft is including a SmartGlass JavaScript library, an Xbox SmartGlass Studio, as well as a demo application.

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